Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Trooper Joseph Cameron Ponder

Kentucky State Police, Kentucky

End of Watch Sunday, September 13, 2015

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Reflections for Trooper Joseph Cameron Ponder

John 5:28, 29 - "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out". I pray that everyone can find peace in knowing that we will see this officer as well as many others again in Paradise soon. Until then, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

September 6, 2018

im sending prayers for you to rest in peace, your service was extraordinary thank you for being you

karen hubbs

Support Services Division
Knox Co Sheriff's Office

June 11, 2018

Thoughts and Prayers with the Ponder Family. Never forgotten. Love from your fellow LEU member.

Senior Officer Allie Malzahn
Raleigh Police Department

May 13, 2018

God bless you brother and your family and your law enforcement family.

Judge /retired SC Trooper Danny Lynn
Aiken County, SC

September 13, 2017

My thoughts and prayers on this anniversary of his passing. As the mother of a son killed in line of duty, my heart goes out to you. Without God this journey would have been impossible, we do not always understand . Keep the faith in God and one day we will see through Gods eyes . Peace be with you. Margaret Durman.

Margaret A. Durman
Lexington Police Dept and COPS

September 13, 2017

I went through pre-dive in Illinois and dive school in Florida with Ponder. he was a strong diver, reliable and everyone enjoyed his company. I remember a specific situation where we "owed" something like a thousand 8-counts but were given opportunities to lower the number. Ponder made a bet with one of the instructors that he could outrun him in a 50 meter dash. None of us knew that he had that wing tatoo on his leg for a reason. He had apparently been some kind of state sprinting champion or something along those lines. Anyways, Ponder smoked the instructor. I am sorry for the loss.

Adam Coe
ND brother

February 23, 2017

Thank You Trooper Ponder for protecting this great state of Kentucky. I am a Lyon Co. resident and will always honor you and your fellow troopers for your commitment. Your sacrifice will forever be in my heart. I pray for you and your family.

Rest in Peace Brother

Lieutenant Timothy J. Hawkins
Kentucky Department of Corrections (KSP)

December 30, 2016

I WANT TO THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU DID FOR THE COUNTRY AND KY STATE POLICE. I KNOW YOU ARE STILL WATCHING OVER US ALL FROM THOSE STREETS OF GOLD. MAY THE LORD BE WITH ALL OF YOUR FAMILY, FRIENDS AND CO-WORKERS!!

DISPATCHER GRETA M HUFF
KSP POST 13 HAZARD

September 18, 2016

Rest easy Trooper. America has lost a son.

Captain "Irish Mike" McAllister
Washington State Firefighter

September 14, 2016

On behalf of my family I would like to extend our deepest sympathies and condolences to Kentucky State Police Trooper Ponder's family, fiancee, fellow law enforcement officers, friends and loved ones.

We have the utmost respect and gratitude for his dedication, valor and service of our country in the U.S. Navy. We are forever appreciative of State Trooper Ponder's bravery, strength, decorum and ultimate sacrifice while serving the Commonwealth of Kentucky and its citizens.

We will honor his memory forever. Peace & prayers to all.

Wendy Johnson
Kentucky Dept. of Corrections & Civilian Supporter
Wife of (former) Police Officer & Deputy Sheriff

July 8, 2016

On behalf of my family, I extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Cameron was killed.

To the Ponder family, fellow troopers, and all who call Cameron beloved, my heart goes out to all of you and may you find comfort in your loved ones and your strength in your faith. When my son was killed, the entire law enforcement community in our area embraced us in a circle of love and support, and I know you will receive the same support. It makes the unbearable less torturous, and I pray for your solace.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service Trooper Ponder gave to his community and the citizens of Kentucky and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on September 13, 2015.

Phyllis Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

June 25, 2016

Thank you for your service. Rest easy Sir.

Dispatch Anonymous Anonymous
Barren Metcalfe 911

June 16, 2016

Thank you for your dedicated service. Thoughts are with your family, friends and colleagues.

G. Birkholz
mother of Officer Craig Birkholz, E.O.W. 3/20/11

April 10, 2016

To the family, friends, and colleagues of Trooper Ponder, please accept my deepest condolences. Romans 13:1 reads "let every person be in subjection to the superior authorities, for there is no authority except by God, the existing authorities stand placed in their relative positions by God." Many in the world today have no respect for authority. Revelation 21:3,4 reads "he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away." Prayers for all who knew Trooper ponder. I hope Jehovah God words bring comfort in knowing that soon he will reverse the affects of mourning and death.

ECS II Lem Toatley
Orlando Police Department

December 13, 2015

On behalf of my family, I extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Joseph was killed.

To the Ponder family, fellow officers, and all who call Joseph beloved, my heart goes out to all of you and may you find comfort in your loved ones and your strength in your faith. When my son was killed, the entire law enforcement community in our area embraced us in a circle of love and support, and I know you will receive the same support. It makes the unbearable less torturous, and I pray for your solace. I hope that your family knows that a nation mourned for you.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service Trooper Ponder gave to his community and the citizens of Kentucky , and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on September 13, 2015.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater, PPD

November 9, 2015

Rest easy brother.. Go stand high on that mountain, you deserve it.

Police officer Derek Snead
Union point police

October 13, 2015

RIP Brother. May you be with GOD and may GOD be with your family.

Det. Russ Cain
Pittsburgh PD

October 3, 2015

Dear Officer Ponder, Thank you for your selfless service. My thoughts & prayers go out to the sweet parents, who raised such a fine,brave young man and to all who loved you. Thank you for serving & protecting and for making the ultimate sacrifice. I know you are resting peacefully with God and I pray that he is cradling your parents, family, friends & your family in Blue, in His loving embrace. Thank you for making a difference in this broken world. You will never be forgotten.

Melissa Vittetoe
Citizen of the State of Kentucky

September 29, 2015

So saddened to hear the news.

May you rest in peace after having served those around you. My thoughts are with you, your family, fellow officers and friends.

Reserve Officer G. Krystof
Los Angeles Police Department

September 25, 2015

To the family of Trooper Joseph Ponder, friends, Commissioner Rodney Brewer and the Kentucky State Police.
You are in my thoughts and prayers. May God comfort and hold you close now and always. Thank you for your service to our Nation and Kentucky.

Patrolman A.S. Batson
Cherry \ O' Berry Police Department Goldsboro, NC

September 25, 2015

Rest in Peace my Brother in Blue.

I hope in time your family and agency find Peace. Evil will never prosper as long as Brave men such as yourself stand for good.

"Blessed are the Peacemakers for they Shall be Called Sons of God." Matthew 5:9

FTO D. Vaquero
San Diego Police Department

September 25, 2015

Thank you Sir, for your bravery, courage, service and for making the ultimate sacrifice. You are a true Hero.

And to the family of Trooper Ponder: Thank you for raising such a tough, bright and brave young American. I sincerely hope you can find peace as you move forward.

Sgt. T. Henshaw
Bell Gardens Police Dept. (CA.)

September 22, 2015

Rest easy brother. Godspeed.

PO Olasokan
NYS University Police

September 21, 2015

Rest In Peace Brother

Captain Steve Yancey
Forest Hill Police Department, TX

September 21, 2015

You may be gone, but you will never be forgotten.

To the world, you were "just a trooper", to someone, though, you were their world.

Thoughts and prayers to the KSP and Kentucky law enforcement community - you are missed.

EMT J. Haworth
Northern Bay Ambulance (MI)

September 21, 2015

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